Women’s Sports Corps Fellow – Soccer Without Borders Uganda

 Women’s Sports Corps Fellow
(Local Position)
Organization: Soccer Without Borders
Duty Station:  Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda
Time:  6-12 Months
Note: This position is only open
to Ugandan or refugee women living in Kampala. SWB will not sponsor work
permits for this position.
Start Date:          January 2020
About Soccer Without
soccer as a hook, our whole-person approach helps newcomer youth develop
personally, gain consistent adult mentors, build friendships across cultures
and grow in confidence on and off the soccer field. Founded in 2006, Soccer
Without Borders operates in multiple locations in the United States, Uganda and
Nicaragua, supporting refugee and other newcomer youth from nearly 60 different
countries. While soccer is central, SWB’s program model also includes
educational support, English language development, team-building, civic
engagement, and cultural exchange activities.
first arrived in Uganda in 2008 and has operated out of the Nsambya Gogonya
neighborhood of Kampala since 2009. It currently operated a Youth Center, which
serves as the home base for its English Literacy Classes, Football teams and
Girls Empowerment Program.
About Women’s Sports Corps:
Sports Corps (WSC) is an elite fellowship opportunity that mobilizes select
post-collegiate female athletes to advance 
gender equity through sport globally. Fellows work directly with
community based, sport for social change organizations in Africa,  Asia, and Latin America to strengthen their
girls’ sport programs, promote female coaching and fill a vital need for more
female  athlete role models in
communities around the world.  During
this experience, WSC Fellows contribute to the growth of girls sports programs,
support leadership opportunities for local 
female coaches, contribute to the mission of their host organization,
and further develop their own leadership skills while  transitioning from athletes to global sport
advocates and ambassadors.   
The WSC Role:
Sport Corps Fellows are select female athletes and coaches who have the desire
and skill-set to share their  experience,
knowledge, and expertise with sport-for-development organizations as well as
the passion to support the  development
of girls’ sport programs and female coaching pipelines. Fellows placed at SWB
will have the opportunity to:   
Support SWB and local partners in growing and developing girls’ soccer,
leadership, and educational programming 
Work directly with youth and adolescent girls’ teams as a mentor-coach,
serving as a positive role model and example of female leadership  
Provide other supports and activities within your skill set and in
service to SWB’s mission and programs
Develop their personal leadership and explore future career paths  
Responsibilities of a WSC
Fellows will be take on a variety of responsibilities and projects throughout
the year that further the mission and impact 
of Soccer Without Borders. These responsibilities may include:
Planning, organizing, and delivering soccer and leadership clinics in
partnership with SWB and local partners
Coaching girls’ soccer teams including organizing practices, matches,
Leading off-field leadership, teambuilding, and educational programming
Collaborating with and the international WSC Fellows
Engaging in curated activities and reflections (facilitated by WSC) that
will allow Fellows to explore and further develop their personal leadership
Keeping a weekly/monthly blog for WSC that highlights their experiences,
struggles, observations, and successes in partnership with the International
WSC Fellow
Supporting SWB in other areas of work related to its Girls Empowerment
Program, assisting in classes teaching leadership, sexual and menstrual health
and self-esteem.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
University degree (or currently studying) is strongly preferred;  in a related field such as Human Rights or
Public Administration is a plus
Three to five years of football playing experience; preferably at a
Secondary School or higher level (will be tested)
Previous football coaching experience is an added bonus, but not required
Fluency in Written and Spoken English (will be tested if necessary)
Comprehension of French, Swahili, Lingala or Arabic a plus
Completion of “O” Level and  “A”
Level Exams is Required
Basic Computer skills, such as G-Mail and Word are required
Time Commitment: WSC Fellows will serve in a
full-time capacity for 6-12 months (5-6 days per week). Desired start date is
January 2nd, 2020.
How to Apply:
will be reviewed and candidates will be notified of acceptance on a rolling
basis until this position is filled. 
Interested candidates can learn more and submit a Cover Letter, CV and
any supporting documents to ugandahr@soccerwithoutborders.org.
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